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8 prong power plug for a 6 prong socket?

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February 9, 2011 8:21:00 PM

So, my two NVIDIA GEforce GTX 280 cards recently fried and I bought a pair of MSI GeForce GTX 560 TI Twin FrozrII/OC cards to replace them. They arrived today and I excitedly opened them up, set up my machine for the switch, opened it up, pulled out the old cards, and began inserting the first of the new pair when I noticed that the old cards were each connected to the power supply via one six-prong cable and one eight-prong cable, and the new cards each appear to have a pair of six-prong sockets.

<eye twitch>

Surely, I can't be the first one to have this problem. My thoughts are that I'm going to have to order some kind of converter that will change the eight-prong cable into a six-prong cable, and that this will take some time to arrive here. Is this pretty much it? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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a c 620 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 8:26:50 PM

The 8 pin cable is made so that two of the pins can be pulled away to make it a 6 pin cable.
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a c 620 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 8:29:49 PM

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a c 620 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 8:35:36 PM

I think you get the idea....
Note, the location of the locking clip tells you which side is the 6 pin side.

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February 9, 2011 8:48:26 PM

Best answer selected by Werebat.
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February 9, 2011 8:48:42 PM

Thank you so much. This is why I love this website!
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a c 620 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 8:52:11 PM

And you were all eye-twitching over it. Good luck! That will be one killer graphics setup.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 8:53:30 PM

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